About Blended Malt Scotch

About Blended Malt Scotch
A blended malt Scotch is not a blend from one distillery, but rather a Scotch whisky made from different single malt whiskies made by several distilleries. The difference between a blended Scotch whisky and a blended malt Scotch whisky is that the former has grains other than malted barley, while a single malt, as per the name, is produced solely from this one grain.

There are various production methods as far as aging with the blended malt Scotch whiskies and various levels of quality, with some produced for mixing with soda or in elegant cocktails, while the finest are meant for sipping in a small snifter. Most of them, given their heritage, have a smoky, peaty character with notes of honey, roasted nuts and a touch of pepper and other spices.

Top Picks for Blended Malt Scotch

Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
89 points
$34.99
Gold color. Aromas of buttered apple cake, caramel, banana-oat cakes, clover blossom, and heather with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length lemon cordial, cinnamon, toasted nuts, and cacao nibs finish. A rich and chewy malt that will be delicious in all manner of cocktails from highballs to Rob Roys.
Awards: 2019 World Cocktail Championships - 4th Place Highball Whisky
89 points $34.99
Naked Grouse Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
88 points
$34.99
Golden amber color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark toasted biscuit, manuca honey, macadamia nut, toasted oats, and apple with a round, bright, dryish medium body and a seamless, buoyant finish with suggestions of doughy potato bread, baked apples, dried moss, and burned sugar finish. A roasty blended malt for everyday sipping.
88 points $34.99
ScotchMe! Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
86 points
$36
Gold color. Aromas of digestive biscuit, honeyed melon, and bruleed banana with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-long apple pastry, prune, toffee, and caraway finish. A solid Blended malt with a very cocktail-friendly proof.